I recently purchased a set of 21 of these “canape ?” forks from a small local resale shop. I have 7 different cameo’s or medallions besides the one I have pictured. I have done a bit of research on them via the internet and believe the hallmark is Shiebler, the pattern to be Etruscan, c. 1880’s. However, I have yet to come across any images of pieces like these that would confirm this identification. So, to more experienced eyes…are they Shiebler, Etruscan? If so, are they indeed canape forks? This description is the most obvious to me - corn holders, according to one article, “Dining with the ancients: Shiebler’s Etruscan flatware” hinted at corn holders or canape forks, but the internet article did not include images…Any help would be appreciated greatly!
Either way they are unique pieces that I immediately fell in love with!